Poetry Ireland Introductions 2021 now open for applications

14th December 2020

Applications are now open for Poetry Ireland Introductions 2021, which will offer poets in the early stages of their careers, writing in Irish or English, the opportunity to showcase their work through workshops and performance.

The poets selected for Introductions 2021 will participate in a workshop focused on poetic form and craft, as well as a masterclass on the art of reading and performing poetry in public. A third workshop will be offered on preparing a first collection. 

Poetry Ireland Introductions 2021 will culminate in a number of public readings during the prestigious International Literature Festival Dublin.

Poetry Ireland is delighted to announce that poet Séan Hewitt will select this year’s participants and will also lead the form and craft workshop, which will take place in April. The performance workshop will be led by Jessica Traynor, and a workshop on shaping and maintaining your day-today practice as a poet will be led by Annemarie Ní Churreáin. 

Find out more including how to apply - on the Introductions page